The Year of Fog
“Impossible to put down.” News of the World
A mesmerizing novel of loss and grief, hope and redemption, and the endurance of love.“ Library Journal, starred review
“The book of the summer. If you read only one book, read The Year of Fog.” TeleMatin, Channel 2, France
- A Kirkus Reviews Top Pick for Reading Groups
- A New York Times bestseller
- An international bestseller
- Best Books of the Year, Library Journal
- Best Books of the Year, News of the World
- A finalist for Elle Prix de Lectrices
- A San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book
- The official selection of Silicon Valley Reads 2011
ABOUT THE BOOK
Six-year-old Emma vanished into the thick San Francisco mist. Or into the heaving Pacific. Or somewhere just beyond: to a parking lot, a stranger’s van, or a road with traffic flashing by. Devastated by guilt, haunted by her fears about becoming a stepmother, Abby refuses to believe that Emma is dead. And so she searches her mind for clues about what happened that morning and cannot stop the flood of memories reaching from her own childhood to illuminate that irreversible moment on the beach.
Now, as the days drag into weeks, as the police lose interest and fliers fade on telephone poles, Emma’s father finds solace in his faith, but Abby can only wander the beaches and city streets, attempting to recover the life and the little girl that she lost. With her hope fading and her life at a crossroads, she will leave San Francisco for a country thousands of miles away. And it is there, by the side of another sea, on a journey that has taken her into a strange subculture of wanderers and surfers, that Abby will make the most astounding discovery of all, as the truth of Emma’s disappearance unravels with stunning force.